David Loughrey

It does grow on trees

The Hospice remembrance tree has had a record year, with an $11,000 haul, despite gloomy financial conditions.

DCC prepares case for Govt stadium funding

DCC prepares case for Govt stadium funding

Details of possible Government infrastructure funding for the Otago Stadium will not be clear until early next year, but the Dunedin City Council plans to make the most of the situation.

Island art event success

Island art event success

Organisers were "absolutely rapt" by a turnout of about 80 people to an art event on a chilly Quarantine Island on Saturday.

Failure to supply heritage report draws fire

Failure to supply heritage report draws fire

A developer's decision not to supply a heritage assessment for a project that involves demolishing a row of four Princes St buildings in a protected townscape zone - claiming timing and financial constraints made it impossible - has received a sharp rebuke from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

Councillors clash over housing report

Councillors clash over housing report

Dunedin city councillor Teresa Stevenson has taken council staff to task for making changes to a social housing report she helped develop, and complained about meetings held with the public excluded to discuss next year's budget.

Guest seeks protocols for CCTV

Dunedin city councillor Michael Guest this week approved the progression of plans for closed-circuit television cameras for the city, as long as a detailed document setting out protocols for their use was available before they were put in place.

Housing policy left wide open

Housing policy left wide open

A strategy being developed for Dunedin's council housing includes a range of possibilities from selling and leaving it in the hands of "market forces" to making the council the sole provider of social housing, taking over the role of the State.

Misuse fears prompt CCTV delay call

A Dunedin city councillor has called for closed-circuit television camera coverage of the Octagon to be delayed until the security of the images is fully debated.

Desperate plea to sell stadium seats

Desperate plea to sell stadium seats

Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry has made another call for stadium supporters to buy seating packages if they want the stadium to go ahead, as the deadline for the trust to raise private sector funding closes in.

Pedestrian-crossing gender bender gets red light

Pedestrian-crossing gender bender gets red light

She has been quietly ushering pedestrians across High St to Manse St for nigh on two years, but the questionable gender of one of Dunedin's pedestrian signals has finally come to light.